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Fleetmatics Work field services software

Fleetmatics Work field services software

Tired of running jobs, managing job sites and then going back to the office to manage the paper trail in the evening? Scheduling on white boards and paper is no way to run a business. The latest release of Fleetmatics Work field services software can help end all this madness and give you some of your time back.

Our latest update (which is free to existing Fleetmatics Work subscribers) is:

  • More powerful – giving you the hard data you need to make decisions. Want to know which jobs or customers provide you the most revenue? Where your customers come from? Fleetmatics Work can help you find out.
  • More flexible, so you can customize the system to your work process
  • Easier than ever to get started with live implementation support included at no additional charge and simple tools to upload client and job information

Manage Contacts and Invite Bids with Cloud-based Program

BuildingBlok's Invitation to Bid

BuildingBlok’s Invitation to Bid is cloud-based.

BuildingBlok, the cloud-based platform that helps small to mid-size general contractors better manage the entire life cycle of construction projects, announces the launch of new bidding feature, Invitation to Bid (ITB). With ITB, general contractors can easily manage contacts and send invitations to bid to subcontractors. BuildingBlok organizes bid info, helps the GC track every email sent to subcontractors and allows subs to quickly get bid info, download documents and submit RFIs and Bids. This cutting edge technology is entirely web based and is free to use.

Subcontractor bidding is an area where there is an obvious need for improvement. It’s currently a time-intensive and manual process, and requires a large degree of tracking. The system is designed to streamline the entire process, making it easier for contractors to find the right subcontractors for their project.

Specifically, with Invitation to Bid, general contractors can:

    ▪ Manage all documents quickly and easily.
    ▪ Manage all your contacts in one system
    ▪ Connect and collaborate with subcontractors .
    ▪ Track all communications and documents
    ▪ Award contracts and assemble teams of sub-contractors.

As part of Invitation to Bid, BuildingBlok is also launching the free BuildingBlok Network, where subcontractors can list themselves and their qualifications and general contractors can find subcontractors and add them to their contacts. The Network currently includes thousands of construction professionals.

Track Your Fleet, Driver Behavior and CO2 Emissions

Azuga, an instant-install cloud-based GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior solution, announced a new capability that provides a more accurate idling and carbon footprint report than legacy GPS systems in the market.

Azuga, an instant-install cloud-based GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior solution, announced a new capability that provides a more accurate idling and carbon footprint report than legacy GPS systems in the market.

Azuga, an instant-install cloud-based GPS fleet tracking and driver behavior solution, announced a new capability that provides a more accurate idling and carbon footprint report than legacy GPS systems in the market. Azuga customers have reported reducing their fleet’s CO2 emissions by at least 600 pounds per vehicle annually by using this capability.

According to World Resources Institute, fuel consumption from vehicle use generates 75 percent of a vehicle’s CO2 emissions over its life cycle. Furthermore, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that most vehicles run at maximum efficiency at 60 miles per hour, and every 5 mph over 60 decreases efficiency by 6 percent. These factors, coupled with excessive idling, delayed maintenance and inefficient routing can contribute to increasing a fleet’s total CO2 emissions.

Azuga G2 technology actually “talks” to the engine every second versus traditional GPS systems that infer idling based on infrequent GPS signals and less accurate GPS speed and ignition sensing. Azuga gives fleet managers the most accurate and up-to-date information, which will reduce idling times, increase driver performance and ultimately reduce emissions.

The GPS fleet tracking solution’s technology reads vehicles’ engine and delivers emissions and idling reporting 60 times more often than traditional GPS systems. The information is sent to the cloud, giving fleet administrators real-time snapshots of vehicle health, fuel usage, carbon footprint and driver behavior.

With EPA fines ranging from approximately $52 to $32,000 in some states, fleet managers are scrambling to find solutions. Some of these solutions are costing up to three times more than our technology and delivering less-than-accurate reports. If idling is wrong, fleet manager’s carbon footprint calculations are wrong and drivers may be penalized unfairly.

Companies across the country are experiencing Azuga’s ability to address the unique needs of emission reduction for fleets with breakthrough pricing (70 cents per day/per vehicle), lifetime hardware warranties and no contracts.

Acculynx Moves into a Redeveloped Office Space in Beloit, Wis.

Growing fast and strong, specialty trade business management software leader Acculynx has moved into a 21,000-square-foot newly redeveloped office space in Beloit, Wis., as it tries to keep pace with the company’s expanding customer base.

“The good part of success is that you outgrow your office,” says Richard Spanton Jr., president and CEO of AccuLynx. “We’re so excited about what this new space will mean for us in terms of future expansion and in continuing to acquire the best developers in the country.”

AccuLynx, in conjunction with Beloit-based Hendricks Commercial Properties, chose the Ironworks redevelopment site, transforming a previous manufacturing location into a fun, funky tech space designed, in part, to draw first-rate IT talent.

“The best developers mean the best software. The goal has always been to bring the very best product to the marketplace … to save time, money and headaches for specialty trade contractors. This new space gives us the room and resources to continue to do that as we grow,” says Spanton.

AccuLynx cloud-based business management software gives specialty trade contractors a faster and better way to run their small businesses, from lead development to customer relationship management, project management to production scheduling, financial tracking to business analysis.

A formal ribbon-cutting event will be held in May once all finishing touches on the space are complete. Spanton has a personal tie to the building itself, too. He says: “AccuLynx chose Beloit and the Ironworks location in particular because the vibe is the perfect fit for our fun, funky culture. I am also extremely proud that our new office is in one of the buildings my grandfather worked in for 40 years at the old Beloit Corp. It’s so exciting to be putting a new heartbeat in this unique historical building. I like to think the new voices and footsteps we bring will honor those of the men and women, like my grandfather, who worked here before us.”

The new space features the original exposed heavy steel structure, a masonry exterior with modern amenities, including high efficiency LED lights and HVAC. The space is designed to optimize natural light in an open, fun, and attractive floor plan that includes a full kitchen, outdoor patio, shower facilities, game rooms, and a slide for employees to take from the 2nd floor.

AccuLynx will relocate 30 employees from its current headquarters in Rockton, Ill. The new space can accommodate an additional 70 people to keep pace with anticipated growth over the next three years. AccuLynx received aid from the WEDC as an incentive to move to Wisconsin. Working in conjuction with Hendriks Commercial Properties, the space was designed by Excel Engineering (city) and built by Corporate Contractors Inc. (city)

“We are extremely pleased that AccuLynx selected Ironworks for their new headquarters. They are a progressive company with a proven track record of success and a limitless future. AccuLynx will bolster the IT cluster that is forming in Beloit and will bring much needed living wage jobs to this community. The new AccuLynx office space is just the next step in HCP’s plan to totally redevelop and transform the former Beloit Corp complex that was once an obsolete, blighted building into a state of the art facility that is the home to vibrant and growing manufacturing, engineering and IT companies,” notes Mark Membrino Vice President, Hendricks Commercial Properties.

Hendricks Commercial Properties currently manages and owns over 15 million square feet of real estate properties in 39 states. Property types include industrial, office, retail, multifamily and development land. From vision to reality, Hendricks Commercial Properties applies integrity, experience and teamwork to create value in real estate development and management.

Contractor Rush Software

Contractor Rush Software

Contractor Rush Software

H.I. Technologies has created Contractor Rush, cloud-based contractor management software that track leads, estimates, labor, material orders, homeowner documents, contractor completion certificates and warranties. Designed to help contractors run their businesses more efficiently, the software will track payables and administrative tasks, as well as empower a sales force and control leads.

www.contractorrush.com